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5:00 pm and search death penalty to find the latest information. okay. let's talk about the summer that's come in fall and the sizzling day all around the bay area. hot, hot, hot. this is a live look at san francisco where, if you can believe it, no one was wearing fleece today because it was in the 90s. here now the scorching details. boy what, a hot one everywhere, rob. >> yeah. you know, not just for inland areas like the tri valley or san jose. live here in san jose with our handy thermometer, can you see in the shade we're signature at close to about -- i'd say about 86 degrees, so not too bad here, but can you see some other temperatures around the bay area. in fact, out towards the san jose airport you'll see it is still plenty toasty here after 5:00. let's show you some of those temperatures as you can see and look at that. 96 degrees in san jose. bone dry humidity. we're down to 16%. northwest wind at 9. as you take a look at oakland. 95 degrees and looking west of san francisco. don't really have any sign of a sea breeze right now because san francisco is 88 degrees.
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look at that. northwest wind at 5 so no sign of any clouds and you can see the effect on our temperatures inland. gilroy 102 degrees. up towards the north face, 100 degrees, livermore. as can you see some of the winds around the bay area. waiting for the sea breeze to pick up. it's not going to be there to help out tonight so we'll see a pretty warm evening. now, to the south, here is the jaw-dropper number of the day. downtown los angeles at an all-time record high today of 113 degrees. just to the south on the central coast, look at san luis obispo, 108 degrees early in the afternoon. now tomorrow will be the fourth consecutive day of the spare the air day for the bay area and walk you through the headlines, again, a warm start tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, tri-valley is going to be even hoer than today. i think we could get to 105 out by livermore but here's the good news. starting wednesday cooling in the bay area coming up in the full forecast. a look at when that cooling should arrive in your neighborhood. we'll have that for you coming
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up later in the half hour. back to you in the nice and cool studio. >> thanks a lot, rob. fire fighter is recovering tonight after battling a 98-acre grass fire over the weekend. a cal fire spokesperson said the 37-year-old is up and talking today at st. francis memorial hospital in san francisco. he was one of 200 fire fighters called to the scene of a massive wildfire just off of highway one in bodega bay. fire fighters say he was injured when he came in contact with a downed power line. a trust fund has been set up to help hakala and his two children. checks can be sent or dropped off at the bodega fire department. another violent week in the city of vallejo. a report live now at the scene of one of several weekend shootings. >> reporter: a birthday party taking place inside this building got completely out of control friday night. you can see some of the broken
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glass and damage that happened when shots rang out. about a 250 people were inside when that happened, including a photographer who was hired to take pictures of party-goers but instead got caught in the crossfire sdmi love everything about photography. >> yeah, i love the openness. i love -- i love -- i love to express myself through my pictures. i love to tell a story. >> but event photographer christopher curly spencer never thought he would become the story while on the job. spencer was shooting photo at a party friday night when a shooting of a much different kind broke out. >> all of a sudden the shot rings out and we all ducked to the ground, and i dove to the ground and the next two shots that rang out hit me. at first i was hysterical. i thought i was going to die so i kept saying over and over, i'm dying. somebody call my mom. i'm dying. >> spencer lay in a pool of
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blood with his camera around his neck before the police and paramedics arrived. a bullet shattered his arm and wounded his hand and chin, but he's thankful he's alive. the shooting is part of a recent string of violence in vallejo. this weekend alone saw four people shot, another stabbed and another tased by police. at the time a number of police officers keeps shrinking. >> i thought that they followed up pretty quickly about violence and gunshots and things of that nature, but they never even simply asked me. never even came and asked me was it meant for you? are you the target? do you feel safe, you know, like the stuff you see on tv. i got none of that. i didn't get a thing. >> spencer is still waiting to talk to police. while it will likely take months to recover, he hopes to keep shooting photos, but he'll be more picky on which jobs he takes. >> i think i'm going to stick to shooting weddings and -- and nice events like that from now on.
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>> spencer says it was the first time he had taken a job in vallejo and likely will be the last. again, this is just one of several shooting scenes that took place here in the city of vallejo over the weekend. in this case police have yet to arrest the suspect. reporting live in vallejo, i'm jodi hernandez, "nbc bay area news." >> new tonight here at 5:00, the governor signed a bill today intended to crack down on repeat drunk drivers. that new law allows judges to suspend a driver's license for ten years if the violator is convicted of more than three duis over a ten-year span. right now someone convicted of three or more duis can have their license pulled for three years. that law takes effect january isst of 2012. the governor held a closed door meeting to resolve the state's budget impact. lawmakers and aides to the governor worked through the evening on the framework of a solution. you heard about that last week. >> so far still a framework but no bipartisan agreement.
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meantime, california is in talks with wall street about getting a massive short-term loan. once lawmakers reach a budget agreement. banks could make huge profits from the loan that would be repaid within four weeks. the loan would also let the states repay a long list of creditors. >> tomorrow night gubernatorial candidates meg whitman and jerry brown will square off in their first debate of the campaign. with five weeks to the november election. tens of thousands of undecided voters are at stake. the latest field poll shows whitman and brown in a dead heat with about one-fifth of the voters stillndecided. that hour long debate kicks off at 6:00 on the usc campus and the governor dedebate will be aired on october 12th. tom brokaw will moderate that debate at dominican university in san rafael. our coverage begins at 6:00. the debate will begin at 6:30 right here on nbc bay area and on our website,
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president obama signed into law his small business bill which he calls one of his concrete moves to help put more americans back to work, but that bill, now law, is opposed this election year by republicans. steve handlesman has that story from capitol hill. >> reporter: this pizzeria is expanding. the 18-year-old gourmet restaurant has two locations in the washington, d.c. area and is opening a third. the owner in part credits president obama and his new small business bill for helping her restaurant and the nation's jobless. >> should we hire which i think we are going to, employees who have been unemployed for a couple of months, then we would get some -- get a tax benefit for doing that. >> reporter: at the white house today there was ruth, a guest, as president obama formally
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approved the democrats' small business bill. >> it was critical that we cut taxes and make more loans available to entrepreneurs. the $30 billion bill could spark 300 billion in loans, but later democrats would allow a hike of the top income tax rate that many small businesses pay. critics charge bottom line the bill is a burden. >> there are a couple of welcome tax cuts that small businesses that van looking for for years, but they are by and large temporary. they are small, and they are completely overwhelmed by tax increases that small businesses here. >> reporter: but ruth dresser, already an obama fan, is elated. >> i think that this is the kind of action that can benefit small businesses. >> reporter: and that's the president's pitch as he signs the bill, that democrats have concrete plans to get more americans back to work. i'm steve handlesman, nbc news, washington. >> some sad news for you from the world of sports. hall of fame quarterback george blanda died. he was 83.
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blanda was seemingly ageless playing longer than anyone else in pro football history. he retired a month shy of his 49th birthday. after playing ten years with the chicago bears, part of a season with baltimore, seven with the houston oilers and the final nine seasons with the raiders. he scored 2,002 points in his career which was a record at the time of his retirement. his scorecard, a long one. also kicked 335 field goals and 943 extra points. well, still ahead tonight at 5:00, bagging the fees. the airlines argument against giving you a refund for your lost luggage. >> and a pricey and popular juice is in the crosshair of health officials. why the company is facing charges tonight. >> not so happy. the battle between san francisco and fast food restaurants. >> and our education nation series has a look at a growing trend in schools that has some questioning whether it works. >> keeping an eye on the hot
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temperatures all around the bay area. look at the numbers right now. still 95 san jose. above 100 in gilroy and 80s around san francisco. and get ready for another scorcher tomorrow. the hotorast cop in your forecast coming up when we come right back. [ ruiz ] reliable tools started as a brick and mortar store. we sell lathes, mills, high-tech equipment. i had an idea to go ahead and put up a couple of items on ebay, and they brought more than our expectations. meg whitman gave me the tools to expand globally. we sell to australia, india... that big blue machine over there? it's going to malaysia on wednesday. with ebay, she created jobs for millions of people. with meg's creativity, she'll be able to create jobs here in california. i'm mariano ruiz and i'm a meg whitman success story.
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it's education nation on nbc this week, and we'll focusing on the state of education all across our country. tonight we're going to take a look at controversy over charter schools. over the last ten years the number of public charter schools has increased dramatically, and now the obama administration is encouraging more states to adopt them, but as nbc's rehema ellis shows us, some educators say charter schools are not worth their weight in results. >> noble academy charter school in euclid, ohio, has 240
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students, a waiting list and 100% of its students have passed the state's reading test. >> i can say it is mostly from the help of the teachers and the support of the parents. >> reporter: charter schools are public schools that are federally funded but privately run. 5,000 charter schools operate in 39 states and washington, d.c., serving more than 1.5 million students and 300,000 more are on waiting lists. >> it is that partnership between parents and teachers in the community to come together in an area where maybe traditional public education has failed. >> reporter: but another 11 states don't allow charters at all. opponents of charter schools say taxpayer money should be used to fix traditional public schools rather than creating charter schools which have less federal oversight and often require students to win a lottery to attend. diane ravage, the former
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assistant secretary of education under the george h.w. bush administration, was in favor of charter schools. now, her position has changed. >> charter schools don't do better than regular public schools, not when you look at urban districts or black kids or hispanic kids or low-income kids. whether they are in public schools or charter schools. it's a wash. >> reporter: ravage bases her view on a recent stanford study but another study from mathematic ak-found that charter mid schools were more successful for students from economically challenged background. the noble academy the charter school model is working. it was the only charter school in the state to receive an excellent with distinction rating. rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. >> for more on nbc's education nation go to our website at a special section on stories related to our nation's schools and tonight on "nbc nightly
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news," an in-depth look at the obama administration's $4 billion competition race to the top. we talk a lot about that here on this station. tonight though, "nightly news" takes a look at the program from why it's different from other education reforms. that's tonight at 5:30. >> kranz is throwing a last-ditch lifeline to anyone thinking of stepping in front of their train. today they unveiled a new suicide prevention sign that will go up on a right of way between mountainview and menlo park. last year 19 people died on kranz tracks and of those 15 were suicides. >> the fundamental message is it's okay to talk about it. it's okay to get help. there's help and there's hope, an hopefully those phone numbers, all we have to do is stop one person once, because statistics show you stop them the first time, the chances to intervene and the chances of
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stopping them the second time go up dramatically. >> kranz will be putting up more than 250 signs at crossing stations roughly every 500 feet in between. the old signs had a phone number with letters instead of numbers which was considered not as effective with today's cell phone. well, a lot of people who are unhappy about happy meals spoke out in san francisco today. they support the city's proposed law banning toy giveaways with fast food meals. the ordinance had its first hearing today. it would ban giving away toys with kids' meals which have high calories, fat, sugar and salt. it would require that meals with toys, include half a cup of fruit and three-quarters of a cup of vegetables. >> we know that it's cutting through the industry, slick pr, name lit use of toy giveaways that have sold over a billion junk food meals to kids every year, and it can help reverse the crisis that we're now facing. >> a mcdonald's executive says its restaurants already allow
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children to get apples with their happy meals instead of french fries and milk instead of soda and that the proposed law goes too far. >> some health news for you tonight. environmental factors may be behind an increase in older people being diagnosed with celiac disease. it's an auto immune disorder triggered by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. now new research from the university of maryland finds the growing prevalence of the disease in the elderly. the study found patients developed the disease later in life suggesting environmental factor rather than genetic contributed to the onset. researchers say since 1974 the incidence of the disorder has doubled every 15 years. federal regulators are suing a company that makes a popular brand of pomegranate juice. the federal trade commission says pom wonderful makes, quote, false and unsubstantiated claims when it advertised its juice supplements as products that might prevent or treat prostate cancer, heart disease, and are
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you ready for this one, erectile dysfunction? to advertise those kinds of benefits researchers need to submit supporting data to the food and drug administration. well, the fda sent warning letters to pom and 16 other companies to the health benefits of their products. one more to describe today's weather. >> hot. >> yes. >> it was just not for places inland. got it to the mid-90s and tomorrow at least in some spots out to the tri-valley may get even hotter. >> oh, i know. >> this is the myopoint of the heat wave. we'll see cooling as we head to the middle park of the week. nothing cool about 95 degrees and after 5:00 look at humidity, still quite dry so hints of a cooler breeze dropping out of northwest. as we show you oakland still pretty toasty. 90 degrees right now. northwest wind at 7:00 and into san francisco. the bellwether of our weather pattern for the bay area. can you see the sea breeze trying to pick up and no low clouds.
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84 degrees so we've got some very warm and dry air even in san francisco. humidity levels show we've got a huge dome of high pressure sinking dry air line and warming things up around the bay area and beyond. gilroy still 103 degrees. santa cruz down to 76 so we're seeing some cooling on the coast and as we head inland this evening will be quite warm. i bet you we stay in the 80s and 90s at least two 7:00 and 8:00 inland, out through livermore and pleasanton. tomorrow will be day four and can you see what's been pinpointed in terms of the air quality and out towards the east bay valley and down to the santa clara valley. tomorrow a night, eventually the lows in the 60s overnight and tomorrow another hot day inland and much like we saw today. the coast will see a little bit of cooling tomorrow and the rest of the area the cooling trend won't arrive until we get to wednesday and thursday. so, again, spare the air alert for tomorrow. these are the inland valleys and you can see on the satellite
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view, the reason why we're baking underneath this huge ridge of high pressure, not just for the bay area but in southern california, as i mentioned earlier, 113 degrees in downtown los angeles, an all-time record high for downtown l.a. back to the bay area. 100-degree temperatures in the forecast for tomorrow out towards livermore and south of san jose, cooking pretty good for tomorrow afternoon and cooling for the immediate coast and as the sea breeze kicks back up this leads to the cooling trend that you'll feel even inland. we'll drop out of the 100s to the upper 80s and low 90s by wednesday and cooling down even more heading into thursday and friday. tonight, for the evening, 70s and 80s, eventually as we wake up tomorrow morning. upper 50s and mid-60s and highs again tomorrow, getting very close to melting a few records. we came close to doing that today. we'll bring you updated information on that coming up at 6:00. 97 in san jose. tomorrow you can see those numbers inland. unchanged, if not a little bit warmer. san francisco today, low 90s. tomorrow we'll call for some 80s so minor cooling there, but still near 100 degrees out by
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concord and to the north bay we're looking at highs, upper 90s to low 100s again tomorrow, but then the sea breeze cranks up and the ocean air conditioning turns on and there will be cooling past wednesday and tomorrow won't be surprised to hit 105 or maybe a little bit above that around livermore tomorrow. >> unbearable in the weekend with the soccer games. >> and really hot on the field. >> thanks, rob. >> still ahead at 5:00, can science make you switch from being a right-handed person to a left-handed person? a new study provides answers. >> and something you certainly expect in a child's classroom, but an investigation claims the feds may not be as honest as you think in class. >> and a new proposal involving your luggage that has airlines fighting back. back in two minutes.
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our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us.
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>> a new proposal the airline industry so posing, lose your bags, get a refund.
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>> the airlines are against the plan because it could mean higher fares for travelers. only a few carriers including alaska airlines offer automatic refunds in a bag is lost. right now most major airlines will consider a refund but only after you file a claim but usually in the form of a future travel. over the past year the airline industry has collected more than $3 billion in baggage fees. >> investigators are august some fbi agents saying they cheated when they took a test about conducting legal surveillance on a number of americansch the justice department said agents took the open book test together or had access to an answer sheet. the inspector in charge of the case said the agency should be disciplined and forced to take the test again. it was found the fbi give false information to congress to justify surveillance of a 2002 anti-war rally in pittsburgh. >> back in just a moment with a unique experience that can make you from being a righty into a lefty. that's next. u
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voluntary or involuntary, each time you reach for something your brain decides which hand you'll use for the task, or does it? researchers at uc berkeley applied magnetic stimulation to some right-handed volunteers and found that they increase the use of their left hands as a result. so what? well, researchers say they are excited by the experiment and the fact that the brain can be manipulated to use something different. could ease rehab for victims of stroke and other brain injuries. well, nbc nightly news" is coming up next. >> thanks for joining us at 5:00. see you back at 6:00. bye-bye. in the local t-ball league,
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